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As Artemis Moves Forward, NASA Picks SpaceX Human Lunar Lander

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    NASA is getting ready to send astronauts to explore more of the Moon as part of the Artemis program, and the agency has selected SpaceX to continue development of the first commercial human lander that will safely carry the next two American astronauts to the lunar surface. At least one of those astronauts will make history as the…

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Was Oumuamua a Part of an ExoPlanet (video)

  Do you remember ‚ÄėOumuamua? That strange interstellar object that travelled through our solar system back in 2017. The object sparked many theories of what it was and it‚Äôs origins. It was something akin to a odd, shaped comet with strange icy contents from another galaxy. Or that it was a derelict spacecraft made by an alien civilization A new…

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NASA’s Mars Helicopter to Make First Flight Attempt Sunday

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NASA‚Äôs Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is two days away from making humanity‚Äôs first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. If all proceeds as planned, the 4-pound (1.8-kg) rotorcraft is expected to take off from Mars‚Äô Jezero Crater Sunday, April 11, at 12:30 p.m. local Mars solar time (10:54 p.m. EDT, 7:54 p.m. PDT), hovering 10 feet…

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FORD MOTOR COMPANY ISSUES SAFETY COMPLIANCE RECALL

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DEARBORN, Mich., April 2, 2021¬†‚Äď Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety compliance recall related to the rearview camera on select 2020-21 Lincoln Aviator vehicles. The image processing module may be intermittently unable to provide a video feed to the display screen. This could result in a loss of the rearview camera image when the vehicle is in reverse. Affected…

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FDA is Investigating Reports of Infections Associated with Reprocessed Urological Endoscopes

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Agency is taking action to remind health care providers about the proper way to clean certain devices for reuse   Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration¬†announced¬†it is investigating numerous medical device reports (MDRs) describing patient infections and other possible contamination issues associated with reprocessing urological endoscopes, including cystoscopes, ureteroscopes and cystourethroscopes‚ÄĒdevices used to view and access the urinary tract….

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FDA Continues to Advance Over-the Counter and Other Screening Test Development

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Following recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration actions to support test development, the FDA took swift action this week to get more tests for screening asymptomatic individuals on the market. Today, the agency authorized several tests for over-the-counter (OTC) use without a prescription when used for serial screening. In addition to the tests authorized for OTC use, one serial screening…

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AMTRAK RESTORES 12 LONG DISTANCE ROUTES TO DAILY SERVICE

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  Slated to debut this summer, new schedules offer the most departures since June 2020 WASHINGTON ‚Äď As part of its COVID-19 recovery efforts, Amtrak announces full restoration of daily service for 12 long distance routes following pandemic-related schedule reductions in 2020. Providing customers significantly more departures for the upcoming summer travel season, the new schedule has been updated on…

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NASA Analysis: Earth Is Safe From Asteroid Apophis for 100-Plus Years

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  The near-Earth object was thought to pose a slight risk of impacting Earth in 2068, but now radar observations have ruled that out. After its discovery in 2004, asteroid 99942 Apophis had been identified as one of the most hazardous asteroids that could impact Earth. But that impact assessment changed as astronomers tracked Apophis and its orbit became better…

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Association of Black Cardiologists Condemns Violent Attacks and Racism Against Asian Americans

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The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) and our cardiovascular partners are stunned and saddened by the mass murder of eight women, six of Asian descent, in¬†Atlanta. The killings highlight the horrific rise in hate crimes and violence against Asian Americans since the pandemic began. While this population, like Blacks and Hispanics, has long been subject to overt and subtle racism,…

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